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Peshmerga

Kurdish fighter

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Pharaoh

King of ancient Egypt

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Philosophy

General study of knowledge in the world; Greek for "love of wisdom"

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Physical map

Map that shows physical, or natural, features

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Pictograms

Picture symbol

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Pilgrimage

Religious journey

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Place

Mix of human and nonhuman features at a given location

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Plain

Large area of flat or gentle rolling land

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Plateau

Large, mostly flat area that rises above the surrounding land

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Plate tectonics

Theory that explains how huge blocks of the Earth's crust called "plates" move

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Plebeian

Non patrician citizen of ancient Rome

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Poaching

Illegal hunting

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Polar zone

Areas north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic circle; also known as high latitudes

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Polders

Areas of dry land reclaimed from lake bottoms or the seabed

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Political map

Map that shows political units, such as countries or states

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Political party

Group that supports candidates for public office

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Political stability

When politics proceed without violence or destruction

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Pollution

Waste that makes the air, soil, or warmer less clean

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Population density

Measure of the number of people per unit of land

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Population distribution

Spreading of people over an area of land

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Precipitation

Water that falls to the ground as rain, snow, sleet, or hail

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Prehistory

Time before humans invented writing

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Presidential system

System of government in which voters directly elect the president

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Primary industry

Industry involving the collection of resources from nature, such as fishing

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Primary source

Information that comes directly from the person who experiences and events

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Producer

Person or business that makes and sells products

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Productivity

Amount of goods or service produced given the amount of resources used

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Profit

Money a company has left over after subtracting the cost of doing business

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Projection

Way to map Earth on a flat surface

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Propaganda

Information created or distributed by governments in order to influence public opinion

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Prophet

A messenger of God

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Pull factor

Cause of migration that pulls, or attracts, people to new countries

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Push factor

Cause of migration that pushes people to leave their home country